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Concentrating solar power: Still small but learning fast

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17095 (2017) | Download Citation

Concentrating solar power had a difficult market start compared to other renewable technologies, leading to a total global capacity of only 5 GW today after more than a decade of deployment. A comprehensive global empirical study identifies distinct deployment phases, with high learning rates exceeding 25% over the past 5 years.

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  1. Robert Pitz-Paal is at the Institute of Solar Research, German Aerospace Center, D-51147 Köln-Porz, Germany.

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